|Song of the Childless - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Song of the Childless for alto voice and guitar composed and performed by David W Solomons (see pdf for score and mp3 or ogg file for performance) This song was inspired by my initial reactions to the realization that I am infertile. In my case this was due to Kallmann's syndrome [go google it ;-)] (that being said, some people with Kallmann's can have children, after much medical fiddling, but this is not so in my case)...
Keywords: infertile; infertility; childlessness; song; original music; alto; guitar; score; classical guitar; countertenor; asexual; asexuality; kallmann's; dawkins; selfish gene
|Early Evening in Camden Town - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Poem by Sandra Eros, music composed and performed by David W Solomons. (see also video: Camden Town See pdf file for score and ogg or mp3 file for my performance. This is a lament for the poor and dispossessed of any town, who nevertheless have dreams of a better place. The guitar sequence was composed in a tiny patch of green in a London Square, a very strange evening.... (I have become aware, over the years, that some people think this song may have a connection with the Red Hot Chilli Pepper'...
Keywords: camden; town; dispossessed; song; original music; poem; dreams; distant
|Good Night in various languages set to music - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Good Night - a guitar ostinato with vocal snippets reflecting various ways of saying "Good Night" in various parts of the world. Languages include English, Italian, Greek, German, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Czech, Welsh, Norwegian, Arabic and various others. See pdf files for scores and ogg or mp3 file for my performance. This can also seen on video here
Keywords: good night; dobrou noc; kali nykhta; gute nacht; bonne nuit; buenas noches; nos da; buona notte; oyasumi; alto; guitar
|Anglaise by Handel - arranged for alto recorder and guitar - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
A short and simple arrangement of a piece by Georg Friedrich HÃ¤ndel. Enjoy. The score is the pdf file. The sound sample is an electronic preview.
Keywords: handel; haendel; hÃ¤ndel; anglaise; recorder; guitar; arrangement
|Feuer und Wasser for alto voice and guitar - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Poem by Otto Wanke, music by by David W Solomons - for alto and guitar. A somewhat resigned teenage-angst song of unrequited love. See pdf file for score You can hear me perform the song in the ogg file Ich muss mich damit abfinden dass Feuer und Wasser nicht zusammen passen Das Feuer, das mit heller Flamme leuchtet, das seine Umgebung anzünden möchte, das knistert. Das Wasser, das gemächlich vor sich hinfliesst, das sich nur langsam erwärmen lässt, das sucht...
Keywords: teenage; song; alto; guitar; unrequited love; angst; german; english translation
|The Bringers of Beethoven a satirical song for alto and guitar - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
A satire on the totalitarian State - poem by Reiner Kunze as translated by Ewald Osers, music composed and performed by David W Solomons (see also a video made from the song, complete with fast ladle action ;-) Bringers of Beethoven) See pdf file for the score and ogg or mp3 file for the performance. Note how the guitar part parodies the main theme of Beethoven's Symphony No 5 .... with very un-Beethovenesque chords!
Keywords: Beethoven; totalitarian; individual; alto; guitar; original music; symphony no 5; C minor; parody
|A cup too low - setting of a poem by Gavin Ewart - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Song by David W Solomons for recorder, alto voice and guitar based on Gavin Ewart's poem a cup too low - see pdf for score and ogg or mp3 for live performance. (If either of these can't be seen, check All Files: HTTP to download) Recorded in 1987 on Pentonville Road, performed by the composer with Tasse on recorder. The guitar starts with a theme from Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, by way of parody...
Keywords: ewart; solomons; mozart; parody; bad; alto; recorder; guitar; fooled; nachtmusik
|The Face of Love - after Le Tendre et dangereux image de l'amour by Jacques PrÃ©vert - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Poem by SN Solomons based on Prevert's "Le tendre et dangereux visage de l'amour", set to music and performed by David W Solomons. The files are: pdf - score mp3 or ogg - sound recording wmv or similar - video (score moving with the music)
Keywords: prevert; solomons; original music; alto; guitar; composer
|Alcohol by Gavin Ewart set for four equal voices - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Alcohol by Gavin Ewart set to music with the poet's approval for four equal voices (alto/tenor range) (or at least four equally drunk voices) by David W Solomons - who performs this version in multitrack fashion See ogg or mp3 file for my performance and pdf file for the score (if you would like to try singing it with drunken friends :-) (If either file type is not show check "All files: HTTP") I have also made a video based on my performance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxYo4DNXB-c Cheers!
Keywords: alcohol; brain cells; a cappella; alto; tenor; original music; gavin ewart; david w solomons; myscorestore; multitrack
|Austria- a brief tourist guide by Gavin Ewart set for three voices and guitar - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
A silly setting of a silly poem, by kind permission of the poet. The sound sample is my own performance. The pdf is the score, should you wish to perform it. The poem relates some of the things to understand about Austria, from the point of view of someone trying to learn German.
Keywords: gavin; ewart; david solomons; wine; chocolate cakes; undertaker
|Fumez- a mock advertisement for cigarettes - guitar and voice - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Blackly humorous song written back in the smoke-ridden 20th Century, when cancer sticks (er... cigarettes) were still being unscrupulously advertised. Poem by Paul Maertens (1977), music composed (1977) and performed (2011) by David W Solomons, complete with cross over strings and strangulated throat sounds. The video provides English subtitles along with the original French. The files: pdf: the score mp3 or ogg - the live recording wmv or similar - the video
Keywords: cigarettes; health; cancer; cough; coughing; humorous; original music; mock; advertisement; cancer sticks; unscrupulous; black humour; black humor; french; english subtitles; alto
|"He makes men pure from their sins" for two voices and guitar - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Part of my Sequence for Alun's poetry (also available in my collection here on archive.org but this page provides various transpositions separate from the sequence itself). The guitar part is very simple - just chord names (I play them arpeggio style but you can play them any way that suits). The words are from St Paul's Letter to the Hebrews. The style is sort of folksy (quite different from my usual style) and could be used in an evangelical style church service...
Keywords: religion; music; monk; poetry; pure; evangelical; guitar; voices; hebrews; st paul; song; anthem
|Madrigal of Naivety (a modern madrigal) - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Words and music by David W Solomons. This madrigal for men's voices (AATB) is a parody of the old English folksong "Early one morning". See pdf file for the score. The anti-hero stumbles through the world and allows his naivety to get him into all sorts of trouble. The performance here is by the composer (multi-tracking)
Keywords: humour; parody; original music; multi-tracking; naive; anti-hero; trouble; scams; smuggling; prostitution
|Simple Communion Service for choir, organ and congregation - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
This simple Communion setting was composed for St Anne's Church Sale and is available for liturgical use anywhere. See the various pdf files for scores of each section. The sound file (ogg file or commu.mp3 in All files: HTTP) is a multitrack performance of the whole setting by the composer.
Keywords: kyrie; gloria; acclamation; sanctus; benedictus; communion; simple; choir; congregation; setting
|Arrangements of Alfons Diepenbrock's Invitation au voyage with guitar accompaniment - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
I have made arrangements of Alfons Diepenbrock's Invitation au voyage for guitar accompaniment with various melody instruments (clarinet, flute, cello and with voice (high tenor or low alto). See pdf files for scores and parts. The sound file is an electronic preview of the version for clarinet and guitar. The guitar part is difficult... enjoy the challenge.
Keywords: Diepenbrock; clarinet; flute; cello; voice; guitar; arrangement; Baudelaire; difficult
|Hebridean Love Lilt arranged for guitar solo - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Hebridean traditional melody arranged for guitar solo by David W Solomons See pdf file for score and ogg file for electronic preview
Keywords: hebrides; hebridean; love; lilt; guitar solo; classical guitar; score; music
|Les Cloches by Debussy arranged for choir and soloist - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Les Cloches by Debussy arranged by D W Solomons for soloist and choir. The video shows the words on screen and also an English translation. See pdf (under "All files HTTP") for score
Keywords: debussy; choir; solo; soloist; bells; romantic; religion; catholocism; arrangement
|A North Country Maid arranged for guitar and alto voice - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
The accompaniment on this arrangement that I made of the English folk song a North country maid is moderately easy to play on the classical or acoustic guitar. The pdf file is the score. The mp3 or ogg file is an electronic preview (using clarinet for the voice part). (If either of these files cannot be seen check "All files: HTTP") Enjoy. If anyone records it I'd like to hear it :-)
Keywords: north; country; maid; folk song; english; guitar; alto; arrangement; classical; acoustic
|Hebridean Fairy's Love Lilt for flute and guitar - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Traditioanl Hebridean tune arranged for flute and guitar by David W Solomons
Keywords: hebrides; hebridean; fairy; love; lilt; guitar solo; classical guitar; flute; score; music
|Long ago and far away - Jerome Kern - arranged for solo guitar - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Kern's show song arranged for solo guitar by David W Solomons
Keywords: Jerome Kern; David Solomons; guitar; arrangement
|The Fallow Deer at the lonely house - Thomas Hardy - set for alto and tenor voices - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
A setting by David W Solomons for unaccompanied alto and tenor voices of the poem The Fallow Deer at the lonely house by Thomas Hardy See pdf for score and ogg Vorbis file for a performance by the composer
Keywords: fallow; deer; hardy; multitrack; a cappella; alto; tenor
|Apolytikion tis Pentikostis (Greek Liturgical hymn of dismissal) - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Settings by David W Solomons based on the Greek Orthodox Dismissal hymn Απολυτίκιον της Πεντηκοστής (Apolytikion tis Pentikostis) - one version is in the liturgically correct homophonic style and the other is in a more Westernised polyphonic style. I have sung the polyphonic version in my one-man choir (ogg file here or video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6bkhtHKZ4E The Greek words are transliterated into Roman style lettering on the scores...
Keywords: dismissal; greek; apolytikion; homophonic; polyphonic; multitrack; liturgy; orthodox; religious
|Au toun coenh - a spinning song from Gascony - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Arrangement for descant recorder and guitar of the Gascon spinning song Au toun coenh. The score and parts are provided as pdf files and the sound sample (electronic preview) is uploaded as an mp3 file (ogg file) (If either file type cannot be seen check "All Files: HTTP")
Keywords: gascon; gascony; spinning; folk song; guitar; recorder; descant
|A Jigg by Byrd, arranged for recorder and guitar - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
A jigg by William Byrd arranged by D W Solomons for recorder and guitar. See pdf file for score and ogg or mp3 file for electronic preview (if either is not shown check out All Files: HTTP)
Keywords: byrd; william byrd; jigg; arrangement; guitar; recorder; score; electronic preview
|Arrangements of Diepenbrock's Invitation au voyage with guitar accompaniment - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
The song Invitation au voyage by the Dutch composer Diepenbrock (poem by Baudelaire) is arranged here for various instruments, cello, flute, clarinet and also for voice (high tenor or low alto), with guitar accompaniment. I have also included a score in which the key is returned to the original C minor. See each pdf for scores and parts. I am also including a sound file, which is an electronic preview of the clarinet and guitar version...
Keywords: Diepenbrock; clarinet; flute; cello; voice; guitar; arrangement; Baudelaire; difficult
|The Park on Sunday for choir - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Choral description of a hot Sunday in Loughborough Park. Poem by Stanley N Solomons, music by David W Solomons. There are two versions (pdf files), one for men's voices (AABarBB) and one for mixed choir (SSATB). The composer made a recording of the men's voices version which can be heard in the ogg file or on this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xm5SSlp0bjY
Keywords: loughborough; park; hot; fat; pink; boyoes; poem; choral; choir; multitrack; men's voices; mixed choir; membrane
|Falling is painless - 4 poems by Carol Batton with music by David W Solomons - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Carol Batton distributes her poems freely around Manchester. These are four of them, set to music for alto and guitar. See pdf file for the score and ogg or mp3 file for my performance. This can also be seen on video: Falling is Painless
Keywords: batton; leaf; clocks; song; original music; alto; guitar; poetry; poems; depression
|A Sequence for Alun's Poetry by David W Solomons - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
See all 7 pdf files for the whole sequence. The mp3 or ogg file is a series of extracts from the sequence (because the soprano who sang with me doesn't want her voice to be included in the archive - pity!) (If either the pdfs or the ogg/mp3 aren't shown, check "All files: HTTP") Alun is a monk who writes lots of religious and philosophical poetry in various languages. In this sequence he is approaching the end of his noviciate and considering which order he should devote himself to...
Keywords: monk; poetry; religion; novice; music; voices; guitar; flute; recorder; alto; multitrack; philosophy
|Past Two o'clock - a modern madrigal - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Parody of the old Christmas carol Past three o'clock, words and music by David W Solomons (who also performs it in the sound sample here. See pdf file for score. An a cappella choir is enjoying a late sing, into the small hours, but their neighbour doesn't appreciate it.... A video of this piece can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMWDn2QqxHQ
Keywords: parody; a cappella; humour; neighbour; noise; nuisance; original music
|It was a lover and his lass - a modern madrigal - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Words and music by David W Solomons by way of a parody of the original Shakesperean song. The lover and his lass are passing through supermarket aisles (instead of "green corn field") and calling each other all the time on their mobile phones. Two versions are available - the original for ATTB men's voices and a higher version for SATB mixed choir. The music sample (ogg Vorbis file) is a performance of the original version by the composer, multitracking...
Keywords: lover; lass; supermarket; mobile phone; cellphone; humour; parody; Shakespeare; multitrack; original music
|Coming thro the rye for choir, clarinet and guitar - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Arrangement of Robbie Burns' Scottish folk song Coming thro' the rye for SATB choir, clarinet and guitar, with added hornpipe theme. See pdf files for score and instrumental parts I have made a recording at pitch for illustration, but the voices are somewhat "Pinky and Perky"-ish! (see ogg file). I should be pleased to hear of a live performance on day....
Keywords: scottish; folksong; folk song; rye; clarinet; guitar; choir; multitrack; burns
|Dans l'interminable ennui de la Plaine - Unending bound of tedious land - song for alto and guitar - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Song for alto and classical guitar composed and performed by David W Solomons based on a poem by Paul Verlaine and an English translation by S N Solomons. See each of the pdf files for the two language versions and the ogg or mp3 file for my performance. The guitar part is fairly simple and makes good use of stopped and open strings on the same note and adjacent notes for its sonorous effects.
Keywords: verlaine; solomons; ennui; tedium; relentless; classical guitar; alto voice; original music; songwriter; guitar effects; stopped; open; sonority
|Illusions - poem by Bluma Finkelstein music by David W Solomons - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
A poem of passion by Bluma Finkelstein, set for countertenor and guitar by David W Solomons (who also performs it here). The poem is in French but an English translation by the composer is provided in the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6afBT_lucM
Keywords: love; passion; song; finkelstein; countertenor; guitar; solomons; french; translation
|Serenata nella residenza estiva (Serenade in the summer residence) for ocarina septet - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Ocarina septet based on my setting of the poem Serenade in the summer residence by Reiner Kunze. See pdfs for score and parts The sound sample is an electronic preview - I should be pleased to hear of any live performances
Keywords: serenade; ocarina; septet; Kunze; original music; sala terrena
|Sweet was the Song - by John Attey - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Arrangements by dwsolo for voice and guitar and for clarinet and guitar of John Attey's song "Sweet was the song the Virgin sang". The scores are in pdf format.
Keywords: renaissance; alto; clarinet; guitar; arrangement; Attey; religious; song
|Rupert the Chocolate Angel - an antidote to Rudolph the rednosed reindeer - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Rupert the Chocolate Angel - a song composed and performed by David W Solomons, not so much a parody of Rudolph the rednosed reindeer, more an antidote to him! The melody is a sort of inverted version of the 1939 tune used for Rudolph. The video shown here is the 2 verse edition. I am also uploading the mp3 file (which will presumably be converted to an ogg Vorbis file in due course) There are many versions of this song in various languages and keys, the scores of which I shall upload here as pd...
Keywords: Rupert; chocolate; angel; melting; Santa; feast; Rudolph; Rudolf; reindeer; red nose; parody; antidote
|Hebridean Fairy's Love Lilt for clarinet and guitar - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Traditional Hebridean melody arranged for clarinet and guitar by David W Solomons. See pdf file (under "All files: HTTP") for score and ogg file for electronic preview
Keywords: hebrides; hebridean; fairy; love; lilt; guitar solo; classical guitar; clarinet; score; music
|I could have danced all night - Loewe - arranged for solo guitar - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Frederick Loewe's show song arranged for solo guitar by David W Solomons
Keywords: Lowe; solomons; guitar; arrangement
|Tip of the flame - Pointe de Flamme - after a poem by Jules Supervielle - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Translation by Graham Buck of Supervielle's "Pointe de Flamme", set to music and performed by David W Solomons The files are: pdf - score mp3 or ogg - sound recording wmv or similar - video
Keywords: flame; candle; supervielle; original music; alto; guitar; david w solomons
|Als e gitarr - poem by Andre Weckmann - music by David W Solomons - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Sad poem in the Alsacien language by Andre Weckmann, which I set to music and performed at St Nicholas in Strasbourg (at a Green Party event back in 1977) and the poet was in the audience. He approved of my setting.... although he said my pronunciation was a bit too American (!) This version uses English for the narration but keeps Alsacien for the song of the girl (see pdf for the score and mp3 or ogg file for the mp3 - also see Als e gitarr for a video with subtitles...
Keywords: gitarr; guitar; youth; doomed; Alsacien; Alsatian; Weckmann; translation; subtitles; Strasbourg; St Nicholas; green party; Gruenen
|And the wall came down - an orchestral celebration of the fall of the Berlin Wall - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
As it says on the can.... using a few quotes from Beethoven's setting of Ode to Joy "Alle Menschen werden Brueder", this exuberant orchestral piece celebrates the fall of the wall in Berlin. I originally wrote it as part of a challenge on the "La Musqiue Petite" site - now defunct...) The pdf files are the score and parts. The ogg or mp3 file is an electronic preview. (if either file type cannot be seen check "All FIles: HTTP") It can also be seen as a video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
Keywords: berlin; wall; orchestra; celebration; midi; brothers; beethoven
|Noel di Gautier for ocarina septet - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
One of three septets for ocarinas by David W Solomons. This one appeared (in midi form) at a concert in Manchester in 2000, accompanying dancers as seen in the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gco_5C0wXpk but has not yet been played live. The score and parts are available here as pdf files. If a septet performs this piece I would like to hear them. The theme of this piece is based on my setting of Gautier's poem Noel, describing the poverty of the surroundings at the time of Jesus' bir...
Keywords: gautier; noel; original music; ocarinas; septet; dancers; special effects; vada
|To paint the portrait of a bird - after the poem by Jacques PrÃ©vert - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Song based on Jacques Prevert's Pour faire le portrait d'un oiseau (my own singing translation). I have provided two scores (with voice notated and guitar chord names above it) - one for higher voice and one for the lower voice which I am singing in the mp3 and video files I am also providing mp3s of me singing not only my English version but also the original French version (same music except for a short guitar introduction)
Keywords: oiseau; portrait; bird; prevert; solomons; alto; guitar; original music; cage; bars; erase; sing
|Voyelles by Arthur Rimbaud set to music for men's voices and alto soloists - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Setting by David W Solomons of Rimbaud's poem Voyelles: (AATBarBB) See pdf for score. See ogg Vorbis file for a performance of the piece by the composer (multitracking) For a video of this piece see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCWS-Qho9ec A noir, E blanc, I rouge, U vert, O bleu : voyelles, Je dirai quelque jour vos naissances latentes : A, noir corset velu des mouches éclatantes Qui bombinent autour des puanteurs cruelles, Golfes d'ombre ; E, candeur des vapeurs et des tentes, Lances des ...
Keywords: rimbaud; voyelles; synaesthesia; synesthesia; men's voices; alto; countertenor; impressionism; multitrack
|En Province by Georges Rodenbach with English translation - set to music - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
The poem En Province by Rodenbach, with English translation (Up Country) by S N Solomons, set to music by D W Solomons. See pdf files for score and parts and ogg or mp3 files for performance. This can also be seen as a video on En Province
Keywords: rodenbach; solomons; poem; province; country; song; alto; original music
|L'Incantatrice del norte (The Enchantress of the North) for ocarina septet - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Ocarina septet based on my poem and duet "Incantation for Pamela". (The video of the duet can be enjoyed at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jTnwONnIKc See pdf files for score and parts of this ocarina septet version. The sound sample (ogg file) is an electronic preview - I would be pleased to hear of any live performances.
Keywords: enchantress; ocarina; septet; romance; original music; incantation
|Verlaine-Colloque Sentimental and Mandoline from Fetes Galantes set to music - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Two poems by Paul Verlaine set to music in two different ways: Colloque sentimental is set for three equal voices a cappella, using an English translation by my father S N Solomons and it then appears again in the original French in conjunction with (and after) Mandoline from Fetes galantes in a Watteau-inspired song for alto voice and guitar. See the pdf files for the scores of each version and the ogg or mp3 files for my performance of each version and also a (spoken) recitation of Colloque se...
Keywords: verlaine; fetes galantes; colloque; alto; trio; a cappella; guitar; original music; harlequin; romance; watteau
|Cupid shame yourself - a teenage lament - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Song written after a "love affair" that never was. See pdf files for the various versions available (different keys with guitar chord names and version with full guitar part notated) and mp3 or ogg file for my performance in the original key (C Minor). I have also made a video of the song which you can see here: Cupid, shame yourself
Keywords: cupid; asexual; love; friend; shame; song; alto; guitar; chord names; iceberg; human form; tenderness
|The Bromley by Bow Carnival Song 1980 sung by the local children - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Simple song that I wrote for the East End of London Carnival in 1980, sung by the children of the Coventry Cross Estate (where I was living at the time) The files are mp3 or ogg recording of their rehearsal wmv (or similar) video of same pdf score
Keywords: bromley by bow; east end; london; coventry cross; multicultural; children; singing; easy; song; carnival; carnevale; simple; d w solomons
|Can't help loving that man - Jerome Kern - arranged for guitar solo - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Jerome Kern's song arranged for guitar solo (pdf file) by David W Solomons
Keywords: Jerome Kern; David Solomons; guitar; arrangement